Dr. Martin is a behavioral scientist and professor. Her research examines psychological factors associated with cancer prevention and control in medically underserved populations including Black and indigenous people of color, low income families, and other at-risk marginalized populations. She has completed research projects focused on community health education, screening promotion, symptom management, and medical stigma in the African-American cancer population. Her research has been supported by the Department of Defense, National Science Foundation, and the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health. She has authored several peer-reviewed journal articles in high-impact journals including Psycho-Oncology, Stigma and Health, Journal of Clinical Oncology, Annals of Behavioral Medicine, Patient Education and Counseling, the Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities, and eCancer Medical Science.
Dr. Martin is also devoted to understanding diversity in higher education. Her education-related research has received support from the Center for the Integration of Research Teaching and Learning. Dr. Martin enjoys teaching, mentoring, and providing academic support to students. She has guided several students through the research process, helps students secure internships in nationally competitive research training programs, and has prepared several students for acceptance and success in doctoral programs in psychology.